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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nico

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Nico in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Nico:

  • Records indicate that 6,846 boys in the United States have been named Nico since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 522 people in the U.S. were given the name Nico. Those people are now 9 years old.

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    Comments about the name Nico

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      26 Positive Comments

  • "Nico is my name not short for anything, that?s why I like it" Feb. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are adopting a baby boy and want to name him "Nico" but I am getting tepid responses from the people in my family. The name is too uncommon for them, and they do not get that uncommon is freaking awesome -- especially when the name is so sexy and will make him stand out when he is older. I was grateful to read all the comments on this site. I am even more confident than ever in the choice of name. Thanks." Nov. 2, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is nico im from ireland im one out of 27 to be named this in ireland cool ey? Im 15" Jun. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's legal name is Nicholas (after my dad's middle name), but we decided to call him Nico even before he was born. It suits him so well. He is now a Sr. in HS, tall (6'3") and handsome and kind, athletic, smart and very spiritual. I found out after he was born, my 5-great Grandfather's name was "Nicola"...the male Italian version of still gives me goosebumps that I was so driven to call him "nico" while I was pregnant! When he was in PreK 3, there was one other Nico in his class of 10 kids. He's never run in to another Nico since! Girls LOVE his name, lol." Jan. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nico is what I have always wanted my son to be named that but I have tried for 7 years to have kids with no luck. But I just got the best news I am getting to adopt a 2 day old little boy today. And we are naming him Nico." Nov. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know two 'people' named Nico, and I love the name. Yeah, that's it." Jun. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name nico, it's so sexy and vibrant, sounds like any great guys name would have." Sep. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Nico alot, im thinking of naming my baby that if its a boy, but im stumped on a middle name to go with it." Dec. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg my boyfriend is named nico! he is so dreamy! everyone says it is a cute name for a cute boy and in my case it is so true! blond hair and blue eyes. mmmm" Nov. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Nikau (prounounced Knee-co, there is a macron over the i) it is a Maori word meaning palm. I love the name, it's unique and strong." Jun. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Nico and I love it! However, some people say "Ny-ko" in pronouncing it??" May. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "its the best name ever! i've addad niko as one of ma middle names!" Apr. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "An excellent name, although I prefer it for girls." Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • " name is Nico.. i was just wondering what does it means and i searched about it even in other languages.. but as far as i discovered, many people like the name as i have.. thanx!!:D" Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Nico after the Velvet Underground and also because it works in both English and Japanese. It's also the frst 2 letters of my name (Nigel) and my wife's name (Yaeko). It really suits her!" Jan. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 year old is named Nicco Antonio and everyone always compliments the name choice for my son" Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriendss name is nico and i call him neek! (:" Sep. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Nico. She gets a lot of compliments on her name, mainly from those who are familiar with the Velvet Underground. However, many people assume the name is Japanese because we are of Asian descent. However, the name came from my father who grew up in Holland and is named Nico. I love how the name is even less common for girls. It suits my beautiful little girl perfectly!" Aug. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "iytt ma mate is nico and it suits emo man woowoo" Mar. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's awesome. Want to use it as nickname for Nicodemus." Feb. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Dominic and call him Nico as a nickname. I think it's a cute name for a cute boy" Feb. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "nico is my hubzy wubzy... u pronounce it 'nee-ko' and comes from the name nicodemus... haha... you gotta love all people wid da name nico, der so sweet and really really CUTE!! love him! x-x-x" Jan. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "I want to give my son the nn Nico. Not same old Nicolas or Dominic? Any suggestions?" Jul. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I call myself Nico, short for Nicolas (spelled in the French/Spanish way), though everyone shortens my name to 'Nic(k)' upon seeing it. The only other problem is that people spell it with a k or geminate k, though these are normal variants. I get lots of compliments on my name, people saying it's unique, though it comes from Nic(h/k)olas/Nicodemus, Greek for 'victory of the people'." Jul. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone pronounces it right, and it is the best name i have EVER heard in my life. He gets lots of compliments on how wonderful of a name it is, and it really isn't a very popular name, and it doesn't seem to be going up. I think this would be a great name for a little boy." Jun. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is nico norcini and im proud of it! Means conquerer from/for/off the people" Jul. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Girls can have boys names, unfortunately it doesn't quite work the other way around." Sep. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nico is A boys nam e whoever named a girl this didn't do their research! stop taking boy names and using them for girls any name that ends in an "o" is obviously male" Aug. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 6week old son is called Nico, i chose it not long after finding out i was having a boy and it stuck. i really like the name choice for him, its unique, cool and italian so i bet its sure to impress the ladies when hes older. it really suits him, im glad he came out wiv dark hair and eyes as it wud not suit a blonde haired, nlue eyes boy at all, or a girl, i feel sorry for the daughter who got named it." Oct. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Dominic and we call him Nico. I love it. Great alternative to the common Nick or using Dom." Sep. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking of naming our son Nico Reilly although my husband doesn't really like Reilly as the middle name any suggestions?" Mar. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello. My name is Nicole. My boyfriendsę dad began calling me Nico right after his son and I started dating. It really stuck. I really like my "nick" name and I'm even considering naming one of my children Nico (Neko)... having this name has been awesome... its even inspired others to refer to me as Nico Suave.... at first I thought I might sound conceded if I used that as my myspace name but after a while I thought it was kinda funny." Jul. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "umm its not TOO common. i like it i guess. rolls off the tongue nicely. haha. though, there are a lot of different speelings for it." Jul. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name was nico, didn't really suit him so we changed it to nicolas, at least he has the choice when he's older! great name on it's own, just didn't suit my boy. gets called nicky-noo now!" Oct. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I met someone with the name Nico, but it was short for something. Does anyone know what it's short for?" Aug. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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